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Mojave® Tangerine Purslane Portulaca umbraticola

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 4 - 8 Inches
Proven Winners® Annuals
Mojave® Tangerine Purslane Portulaca umbraticola
Sun 4 - 8

Features

I have real FLOWER POWER.

Large, vibrant flowers all summer; heat, humidity and drought tolertant.

Award Winner
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Succulent
Attracts: 
Bees
Butterflies

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
4 - 8 Inches
Trails Up To: 
16 Inches
Spacing: 
8 - 10 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 16 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Orange
Flower Shade: 
Bright Orange
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Trailing
Container Role: 
Spiller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Poor Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Groundcover
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Use in pots, window boxes, baskets and as a ground cover.

Maintenance Notes: 

The flowers of Portulaca will close at night and reopen the next day.  They will tolerate dry soils, although they will perform optimally with average moisture.  These are tough plants that will tolerate poor soils and do not need a lot of fertilizer to perform well.  Deadheading is not needed.

This durable and colorful flowering succulent blooms all summer long in juicy shades of tangerine, pink, red, fuchsia, and yellow without deadheading. Choose which color suits your color palette when you buy. The vivid blooms are a welcome sight especially in high summer when they really come into their own. This plant is a great choice for warm climates and poor, drier soils.   

Mojave® Tangerine Portulaca umbraticola 'DPAZ15' USPP 23,243
  • Love these flowers. We live on the 5th floor of an apartment building and I love to plant flowers on our balcony in the spring-summer-fall. However, the conditions turned out to be quite challenging for a lot of flowering plants: we have gusts of rather strong wind, and the sun can be very intense, even though there is only 5-6 hours a day of direct exposure. Many of the plants I tried were either mangled and broken by the wind, or scorched by the sun in the summer.

    I initially found these portulacas at a local Home Depot. In addition to being beautiful, they turned out to be tougher than the rest: the stay low to the ground, and their thick, succulent foliage is resistant to both high winds and intense sun. Perfect! I've been planting these for the past 3 years and they continue to perform like champs! They spread easily too, so you can start with a small bunch and soon enough they'll fill even a large flower pot.

    Highly recommended.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Max
    Brooklyn
    United States
    1 min ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
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